rUNDEAD 5K – Charleston Events 10 Oct 2013, 7:29 am
There are many great Charleston Events held year round. To get yourself in the spirit of Halloween check out the Charleston Event, rUNdead 5k race. The race is held on October 26th, 2013. You must be at least 14 years old to participate in the race. The Quarantine will be from 3-10 PM with the race starting at 5 PM. This a different and exciting race that is for a great cause. Throughout the course there will be many man-made obstacles. Most of these obstacles must be completed by climbing, jumping, crawling, or bounding. No matter how hard the obstacle is don’t skip it as your overall race with be affected with time penalties.
This is a fun race that will take over all of Charleston. Just as the sun begins to set, the race to survival will begin. This isn’t just a street race by any means. Throughout the course you will find your way through the woods, clearing, barns, and even some historical Charleston homes. While running the race you will have the chance to see Charleston’s Country Parks, including the newest park site, Old Towne Creek. As mentioned early there will be Zombies taking off shortly after the runners begin. The zombies will be found throughout the woods ready to chase the runners and remove their flags received at the beginning of the race.
Overall this is a great race that will leave many great memories, but don’t forget it is also for a great cause. It is helping the Charleston community who is fighting for survival on a daily basis just to eat. Participants and guests are asked to help and bring canned goods and non-perishables. LCFB’s mission is to feed the poor and hungry of all ten coastal counties in South Carolina. During and after the race enjoy live entertainment, music, vendors, food, costume contests, and beer. If you plan on joining in the 5k race and need somewhere to stay check out Andrew Pinckney Inn located in Historic Charleston.
Holiday Ornament Package 4 Oct 2013, 11:58 am
Tis the season for decorating and what better way than to bring a little piece of Charleston into your home for the holidays. For every consecutive night you stay (up to four nights) you will receive a handcrafted Historic Charleston Foundation brass keepsake themed holiday ornament of your choice. Ornament selections will include: Rainbow Row, Horse Drawn Carriage, Market Hall, and St. Michaels Church.
This package features:
- Deluxe Accommodations
- Choice of handcrafted brass keepsake Charleston holiday ornament for every consecutive night stayed. (up to four nights)
- Complimentary hot chocolate bar
- Deluxe continental breakfast served on the rooftop terrace overlooking the market
Holiday Shopaholic Package 4 Oct 2013, 11:53 am
Charleston is a renowned destination for holiday shopping, and
what better way to complement this seasonal activity with the
Andrew Pinckney Inn and the Holiday Shopaholic Package. With
a round-trip rickshaw ride to the famous King Street shopping
district, lunch gift certificate to Caviar & Bananas and
afternoon drinks at Kaminsky’s, compliments of the Andrew Pinckney
Inn, an afternoon of holiday shopping never sounded so good.
This package features:
- Deluxe Accommodations
- Round-trip rickshaw ride to the King Street shopping district
- Complimentary hot chocolate bar
- $35 lunch gift certificate to Caviar & Bananas
- $20 gift certificate to Kaminsky’s
- Deluxe continental breakfast served on the rooftop terrace overlooking the City Market
What To Do in Charleston SC: Let the Good Times Roll! 10 Jun 2013, 12:41 pm
Charleston has a great arts and theater culture to enjoy when you vacation there. It’s hard to walk through the streets of historic Charleston without wanting to pop into an art gallery or two. There are tons of great theaters putting on productions and interactive shows as well. Make sure to check out Let the Good Times Roll if you are in Charleston in July!
Let the Good Times Roll is a fun stage show put on by Brad and Jennifer Moranz. Brad and Jennifer are famous Broadway actors having been in shows like 42nd Street, Singin’ In the Rain, Guys and Dolls, a Chorus Line and more! Now they direct and choreograph shows in the Charleston area, including their famous Charleston Christmas Special. They will be putting on an old-timey vaudeville variety show called Let the Good Times Roll from July 19-21. The show will include great performances to Pop, Broadway, Country, Motown music and much more. The show is going to be tons of fun for the whole family and especially for those who love musical theater. Tickets to the show cost $34 for adults and $16 for kids twelve and under, not including fees and service charges. There will be four shows held over the three days at the Charleston Music Hall, located just a short walk away from the Andrew Pinckney Inn.
Make sure to check out all the great theater and art that Charleston has during a vacation with the Andrew Pinckney Inn. Their upscale boutique Charleston hotel features amazing accommodations and amenities like a complimentary continental breakfast, on-site business center, valet parking, lavish bath amenities and much more. They are ideally located in the heart of downtown and are within walking distance of all the great attractions and restaurants. Make sure to book your next Charleston vacation with the Andrew Pinckney Inn.
Little Southern Comfort with Boutique Charleston Hotels 7 Jun 2013, 12:41 pm
Charleston has been named the number one city in the world by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and one trip to the city makes it easy to see why. Charleston has an old-world European feel to it with all the modernity of the United States and plenty of down-home Southern charm. Take a vacation with boutique Charleston hotels and find out what makes Charleston so special.
The Andrew Pinckney Inn, one of Charleston’s best hotels, offers an amazing Southern Comfort vacation package that is perfect for a weekend getaway! The package includes two nights deluxe accommodations in one of the Andrew Pinckney Inn’s amazing hotels rooms that feature plush bedding, luxury linens and upscale bath products. The Andrew Pinckney Inn is located right in the heart of downtown as well and is within walking distance of the Old City Market and Waterfront Park.
The package also includes two tickets for a group carriage tour around town; Carriage tours are the best way to learn all about Charleston’s history and legends. Two tickets to either the Aiken-Rhett House or the Nathaniel Russell House, both of which were built in the early 1800s. Plus, vacationers will receive a welcome basket of Charleston goodies, fresh baked cookies each afternoon with tea or coffee, and breakfast served on the rooftop terrace overlooking the city. This package also includes a $75 gift certificate to Mercato restaurant, which serves traditional Italian-American dishes like potato gnocchi and crispy calamari. This is the perfect package for a weekend vacation to see everything that Charleston has to offer!
The Andrew Pinckney Inn is one the best hotels in historic Charleston and is easily recognizable by its sunny yellow exterior. Come see why Charleston is the best city in the world with a stay at their upscale hotel. Contact their friendly staff today to book the amazing Southern Comfort package!
Five Reasons for a Historic Charleston Vacation 5 Jun 2013, 5:52 am
When it comes to choosing a destination for vacation there are a lot of variables to wade through: City, Beach or Mountains; how much is it going to cost; what are we going to do there; how are we going to get there. The most important questions any vacationer should ask is” will this vacation be enjoyable?” Nobody wants to spend all the time and money going on vacation only for the time to be miserable. If you are looking for the most enjoyable vacation for your money, here are five reasons a Historic Charleston vacation beats out everywhere else.
5. Tons of Shopping- Charleston is one of the biggest shopping meccas in the South. They have all sorts of shopping from local crafts and foods to amazing artwork to upscale boutiques. King Street in downtown was named one of the top ten shopping streets in the country by U.S. News & World Report, right next to 5th Avenue and Rodeo Drive. The Old City Market features tons of handmade, local goods with tons of flare and personality.
4. Amazing Food – The American South does food like nowhere else. Not only will you find amazing four-star Southern cuisine, Charleston has its own local flavor called Lowcountry fare. Lowcountry cuisine features dishes inspired by local ingredients like shellfish, grits, okra and more. You won’t find food like this anywhere else in the country
3. Endless Activities- New York might be the city that never sleeps, but Charleston is the city with endless things to do. Enjoy ghost tours, carriage tours, the South Carolina Aquarium, Waterfront Park, live theater, live music, a never ending list of events going on in town and much more. Charleston is a vacation that is jammed packed with adventure.
2.History- Charleston’s history goes back all the way to the 1600s. The city survived two bombings during the American Revolution, then two more bombings during the Civil War. The city’s history is rife with amazing stories, architecture and historical locals. Even people who don’t like history can appreciate the storied legacy of this amazing city.
1. Location, Location, Location- Forget the city and the mountains, Charleston has the beach! Nothing is better for a vacation in the summer than hitting the golden sand and crisp ocean waves. Charleston’s mild climate and great events make it a sweet place to vacation during the winter too.
Forget going anywhere else and book a vacation with hotels in Charleston SC historic district. It will be a vacation you never forget.
Fun Things to Do In Charleston SC: Nature Tours 3 Jun 2013, 5:52 am
Charleston is home to some beautiful architecture and history but some amazing wildlife also calls the area home. One of the best things to do in Charleston SC is to check out one of the great nature tours in the area. Try one of these fun tours next time you are in the area.
Sandlapper Guided Nature Tour- Explore the tidelands area of Charleston with this fun tour on a 45-foot catamaran. The ship only holds fifty people, so everyone on the tour will get a great view with the opportunity to ask plenty of questions. The boat will leave Charleston and venture out to Morris Island with the opportunity to see dolphins, herons, pelicans, seagulls, turtles and more along the way. The boat will stop on Morris Island for passengers to explore the island looking for seashells and wildlife. Patrons will also have the chance to touch live sea life at the boat’s touch tank or pull up crab pots along the way. This fun tour lasts two hours, costs $32 and is held Tuesday- Friday at 2 p.m. with special Saturday tours at 9 a.m.
Birds of Prey Tour- Just outside of the Charleston area is the Center for Birds of Prey, a medical center for birds. The center houses more than 30 different types of birds and is open to the public Thursday- Saturday. They offer tours at 10:30 and 2 p.m. but a tour ticket gets visitors admission to the grounds where they offer flight demonstrations, exhibits, and an owl woods- full of fun owls hanging around day and night. Children and adults can enjoy watching these majestic birds take flight, and hunting at the center. Tickets cost just $12 per person.
Spend some time checking out all the great nature attractions in Charleston when staying at the Andrew Pinckney Inn’s boutique Charleston hotel. Book your vacation today!
Things to do in Charleston SC: Time to Tee Up! 27 May 2013, 1:56 pm
Take a relaxing weekend vacation away to downtown Charleston and get ready to yell “Fore”! The Charleston area has some amazing golfing to enjoy. Book a stay with hotels in Charleston SC historic district and play a round or two on some of the area’s best golf courses. Make sure to check out these great courses when you visit town:
Dunes West Golf and River Club- Located just across the Arthur Ravenel Bridge Jr. from Charleston in Mt. Pleasant, the Dunes West Golf course was once a PGA tour event. The course features a beautiful course designed by Arthur Hills. The course sprawls across 6,871 yards and is a par 72. The course is set among historic oak trees, beautiful Bermuda covered dunes and lush palmetto trees. Rates range from $40-96 to play this great course.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort- If you are willing to take a short drive to Kiawah Island, there are some amazing Golf courses. With five different courses designed by golf champions like Peter Dye and Tom Fazio, Kiawah Island is the perfect place for a day of golfing. Kiawah Island Golf Resort has been named the #1 golf course in South Carolina and hosted the 2012 PGA Championship and Ryder Cup. The golf course was even used in the movie Legend of Bagger Vance. Come play on the same course as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Make sure to enjoy these great golf courses when you book a stay at the Andrew Pinckney Inn, an amazing boutique Charleston hotel. The Andrew Pinckney Inn features upscale accommodations and amenities for a relaxing weekend. Their hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Charleston next to the Old City Market and Waterfront Park. Contact their freidnly staff today with any questions or to book your trip!
Five Things to Bring when Staying in Historic Charleston 24 May 2013, 1:56 pm
Going on vacation to a new city can be stressful. If you are planning a vacation to historic Charleston here are five things you absolutely need to pack.
5. Camera- This is kind of an obvious thing, but if you are coming on vacation to Charleston make sure to bring a camera. There are dozens of amazing historical sites, amazing architecture and beautiful sunrises that visitors are going to want to take pictures of.
4. Map/GPS- Downtown Charleston is full of fun side streets with boutique shops, but it’s also very easy to get turned-around or lost in downtown. Take it from someone who has gotten lost before in downtown; bring a GPS or a map. Make your life really easy and bring your smartphone and use it as a map and a camera.
3. Sunscreen- If you are visiting in the winter, sunscreen isn’t that big of a deal. In the middle of summer, however, you are going to want a good sunscreen when walking around Charleston. The hot summer sun and the harbor make it very easy to get sunburnt.
2. Cheap Sunglasses- Nothing is worse than losing a pricey pair of designer sunglasses on vacation. Countless vacationers have left their sunglasses in hotels rooms, restaurants or on the beach. Be safe and buy a pair of cheap sunglasses to bring with you. That way if you lose them, it won’t hurt your wallet so badly.
1. Walking Shoes- Comfortable walking shows is a must have for downtown Charleston. Almost everything in the town is within walking distance of downtown Charleston hotels, but visitors are going to walk everywhere. So whether you like boat shoes or flip-flops, make sure they are comfortable to spend a day walking several miles in.
Make sure to bring these five items when you vacation with the Andrew Pinckney Inn in beautiful historical downtown Charleston.
Civil War Walking Tour through Historic Charleston 11 May 2013, 6:16 am
With its old history, there is no shortage of historical sights and stories in downtown Charleston. The city’s rich legacy includes two battles during the American Revolution, the start of the Civil War, a massive Earthquake and a hurricane. Not only has the city survived all that, it has grown and thrived to become one of the best cities in the United States. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler even voted Charleston the best city in the world. Stay at a downtown Charleston hotel and explore the city’s amazing history, old world feel and amazing Southern charm.
Explore Charleston’s history with the Civil War with a great walking tour from Palmetto Tours. Their Civil War walking tour will take you to some memorable places that were important during the Civil War. The Civil War actually started at Fort Sumter in the middle of Charleston Harbor. President Lincoln had sent ships to the fort to resupply an army garrison stationed there. Confederate troops bombarded the fort and the ships thus starting the Civil War. The Civil War walking tour will take you on a two-hour trip to see St. Phillips Cemetery where John C. Calhoun is buried, the blockade runners and the High Battery where troops were stationed. The tour concludes with a tour of the Powder Magazine, the oldest surviving building in South Carolina, where troops from the Revolution and Civil war kept their gunpowder and supplies. Admission for the tour is $12 for children and $22 for adults. Tours are held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m., and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Learn all about Charleston and the Civil War with this fun and educational walking tour. Get a real feel for Charleston’s history when you stay at a historic Charleston hotel like the Andrew Pinckney Inn.